Mumbai Jan 15
A group of students held protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC and the proposed National Register of Citizens during the first ODI between India and Australia at Wankhede Stadium in South Mumbai on yesterday.
The protestors belonged to a group called “Mumbai Against CAA”, reached the Wankhede stadium in T-shirts, which read “No CAA, No NRC and No NPR”, even as a section of the match audiences started chanting “Modi-Modi” in retaliation.
The protesters claimed that they were within the law to wear T-shirts with a message at the match. “We reached Wankhade stadium India vs Australia match for peacefully showing our message – “No NPR, NO NRC and NO CAA”. We did not do anything apart from silently showing our message, which was written on our T-shirts. BCCI rules allows anyone to display any message apart from commercial messages. We are protesting since last so many days, but till now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not approached us to talk on CAA, NRC and NPR,” one of the protesters said.
“There were 26 persons in total and they were sitting in the “Vijay Merchant Pavilion” side. They themselves vacated the stadium as Indian wickets were falling in a heap,” Fawad Ahmad, who belongs to the group, said.
The protesters left before the end of Indian innings.
Raju Vernekar is a Media Professional based in Mumbai and is a regular contributor of Imphal Times. He had served as Chief Reporter at Free Press Journal (1996 – 2015 ). His Activities includes writing for different news papers, script writing/production for TV channels, Films Division. Writing poems in Marathi, Hindi, English, Guiding mass media students and helping people to solve their problems. Raju may be contacted at [email protected]
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